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  • Monday, July 25, 2022

  • CUI

  • CCRD

Meeting with Mr. Nadeem Akbar Director, American Institute of Pakistan Studies

A meeting of CCRD members with Mr. Nadeem Akbar, Director, American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), was held on 21 July 2022 at COMSATS University Islamabad. Meeting was chaired by Professor Athar Hussain Head CCRD. The main agenda of this meeting was to build a consortium of different Pakistani universities under the umbrella of CCRD and AIPS. This meeting is a continuation of previous meeting of worthy Rector, CUI, and director AIPS, that was held at rector office CUI dated 23rd May 2022, where it was proposed by AIPS to develop a consortium among different universities of Pakistan. The main objective of this consortium is to engage students and faculties members from different universities for community benefits with emphasis on environment sustainability and climate change.

Previously, CCRD has been involved in various environmental sustainability and climate change related activities, with its diversified faculty CCRD covering several aspects of climate change and environmental sustainability. It has specialized in capacity to enhance understanding of climate change, environment, to develop relevant technical research capacity, establish knowledge networks and links in the region and internationally, and promotes the teaching of climate sciences. CCRD and AIPS has been working in close collaboration for engaging youth of Pakistan. The support from AIPS came in the form of lectures, seminars along with sponsorship of young faculty for trainings and mentorship programs at the United States (US).

During this meeting Nadeem Akbar and Professor Athar Hussain discussed about Fulbright scholarships, they guided to all CCRD members on how CCRD members can prepare a good application for Fulbright scholarships and importance of Fulbright scholarships. They also discussed how CCRD can work with different universities of the USA. Concept notes and proposals from the CCRD will be submitted to AIPS and AIPS will find suitable research partners from USA.

Professor Athar Hussain also explained the different projects of the CCRD and future mission. It was discussed how the CCRD and AIPS can share their resources for an effective collaboration. CCRD has developed a consortium of different Pakistani universities and presented to director AIPS, and he agreed for supporting to organize workshops, seminars, training, and support for faculty mentorship programs. At moment, CCRD involved 5 universities for this consortium details of these universities are listed in table. At the end of the meeting, Professor Athar Hussain presented a souvenir to Mr. Nadeem Akbar, and thanked all the participants.

 

S. No

University

Department

1

Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi

Environmental Sciences

2

National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST)

School of Social Science and Humanities

3

International Islamic University, Islamabad

Environmental Sciences

4

Bahria University Islamabad

Earth and Environmental Sciences

5

Quaid-I-Azam university Islamabad

Environmental Sciences, Biosciences, Earth Sciences



  • Monday, June 27, 2022

  • CUI

  • CCRD

Meeting with Mr. Aftab Alam Khan

A meeting of CCRD members with Mr. Aftab Alam Khan, Chief Executive officer in Resilient Future International Pvt Ltd (RFI), was held on 16 June 2022 at COMSATS University Islamabad. Meeting was chaired by Professor Athar Hussain Head CCRD. The main objective of this meeting was the interaction of CCRD members with Mr. Aftab Alam Khan and how CCRD and RFI can-work together in different fields, especially in Climate science. Mr. Aftab Alam Khan has twenty-year experience of developing people centric and climate resilient solutions in Asia, Africa, Latin America connected with global policy, advocacy and campaigns in Europe and Americas. RFI is a research, training and evaluation company registered under Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan. Professor Athar Hussain described the role of Journalism in Climate Change, he highlighted some foreign examples how Climate Journalism contributing the spreading the Climate change issue. Professor Athar Hussain also described the different projects of the CCRD and future mission. It was discussed how the two institutions can share their resources for an effective collaboration. At the end of the meeting, Professor Athar Hussain presented a souvenir to Mr. Aftab Alam, and thanked all the participants.





  • Wednesday, June 1, 2022

  • CUI

  • Humanities

Meeting with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
and Cultural Mission

 

A delegation headed by In Charge Academics COMSATS University, Islamabad, Prof. Dr. Habil Shamsul Qamar with Dr. Farhat Nisar (HoD Huminites Department) and Dr. Azeem Khalid (Lecturer of IR, Humanities Department) met with Saudi Cultural Attaché His Excellency Dr. Esam Sharf M. Al-Malki at Saudi Cultural Mission in Islamabad on 30th May 2022.

His Excellency Dr. Esam Sharf M. Al-Malki welcomed the COMSATS University delegation at the cultural centre and expressed his wish to extend the cultural and educational linkages between CUI, Islamabad, and Saudi Universities. CUI delegation ensured to extend full cooperation in this regard. Director Academic Affairs Mr. Muhammad Abdul Aziz Al Madni focused on the university-to-university linkages and faculty exchange programmes between CUI, Islamabad, and Saudi Universities. Director Cultural Affairs Mr. Muhammad Saleh A. Al-Muhammad proposed strengthening cultural ties between CUI and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. CUI delegation pledged to offer full cooperation and support to achieve the abovementioned goals set by the Cultural Mission.

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  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022

  • CUI

  • INIT

 

A delegation from OIC Islamic University of Technology, Dhaka (IUT) led by its Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Mohammed Rafiqul Islam visited Islamic Republic ot Pakistan to participate in the 48th CFM meeting of Foreign Ministers of OIC member states.  The Delegation included Prof. Dr. Md. Hasanul Kabir who was invited to attend the meeting of the steering committee for implementation of the OIC STI agenda 2026 held on 24-25 March 2022 at COMSTECH Islamabad. In cognizance to taking forward the OIC STI Agenda 2026, Prof. Dr. Md. Hasanul Kabir also visited the secretariat of INIT located at COMSATS University Islamabad to discuss areas of mutual interest for future collaboration between IUT and INIT.

The delegation was welcomed by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tabassum Afzal, President INIT / Rector COMSATS University Islamabad accompanied by Dr. Tahir Naeem, Executive Director INIT.

It was decided to foster linkages with IUT Dhaka to facilitate student and faculty exchange with COMSATS University Islamabad and to develop capacity building initiatives in the field of frontier technologies with INIT.

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  • Monday, April 11, 2022

  • CUI

  • Economics Department

Head of Economics Department, Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad Chaired the Faculty Meeting

The Head of Economics Department, Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad chaired a meeting on 18th January to oversee and evaluate future strategies for the enhancement of quality of education for students and what other measures can be taken for the benefit of the academic system. Also, the faculty members were taken into his confidence on the conclusion of Fall 2021 semester and the opening of upcoming semester Spring 2022.

 

 



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